An Objective Approach towards Assessment of the Physiological Age of Heart

Kouhyar Tavakolian, Alireza Akhbardeh, Bozena Kaminska

A novel objective methodology is proposed for the assessment of the physiological age of the heart which is based on extraction of wavelet features from sternal ballistocardiogram and classification of these features using neural networks and k-nearest neighbor classifiers. Some promising preliminary results suggest that the proposed methodology is feasible to be developed to a tool for assessment of the physiological age of the heart independent of its chronological age and present a new tool for the assessment of the cardiac performance.

Submitted: Sep 12, 2008